FBU All-American Bowl
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The Football University (FBU) All-American Bowl is a developmental week showcasing the nation’s best freshman football players. Around since 2009, the event has allowed freshman football players of the highest level a platform to assemble and compete in one place. Two teams are selected, comprised of the top 60 student-athletes in their graduating class, to compete in December in beautiful Naples, Florida. A nomination period opens September 15 of each year, in which thousands of freshmen strive for the prestigious honor of FBU All-American.
FBU All-Americans experience a star-studded week full of festivities on and off the field, a week equivalent to a major college bowl game. Many media sources now refer to this event as the official launching of the next generation of high school stars. Proof of those claims are in last year’s game MVPs, Kobe Hudson and Leonard Manuel: they arrived for FBU All-American week with no offers, yet within 60 days carried verbal offers from over a dozen BCS schools.
Notable alumni from this game include five-star high school All-Americans Christian McCaffrey, Shea Patterson, Sony Michel, Cam Akers, Trenton Irwin, Tyler Byrd, Deangelo Gibbs, Harrison Bailey, JT Daniels and Dylan Moses.